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Mary King, former Executive Director, talks about Michigan’s new Raise the Age law. What's the best way to implement it.

Mary King, former Executive Director, speaks on  Detroit Public TV about Poverty, Prison, and Delinquency.

A Follow-Up - Poverty: A Pathway to Prison - The Intersection Chapter 3: Poverty

Online Publications

Detroit News
Some Michigan communities struggle with housing teen offenders
October 2021

 

Michigan Radio
"Raise the Age" legislation takes effect Oct. 1

October 2021

WDET

MCYJ Executive Director, Jason Smith talks about how data proved fees were hurting families in the Macomb County Circuit Courts rather than helping them.

September 2021

 

Bridge Michigan
Opinion | There’s more work to be done for youth justice in Michigan

September 2021

 

WWMT

Gun crimes among juveniles on the rise in some areas of West Michigan

August 2021

 

ProPublica

Michigan Supreme Court Limits Use of Restraints on Juveniles

July 2021

 

WWMT

Teens Tell All: Seeking improved relations with Kalamazoo police

July 2021

Detroit Free Press

The best investment for federal dollars? Our Youth.

July 2021

 

MLIVE

Juvenile justice task force to examine ‘school-to-prison’ pipeline in Michigan

June 2021

WDET
Macomb County Will No Longer Collect Fees Related to Juvenile Offenders

June 2021

ProPublica

After Grace’s Story, Michigan Will Study Its Juvenile Justice System

June 2021

 

Concentrate

Long-lived Ann Arbor nonprofit refocuses efforts on reforming Michigan's youth justice system

April 2021

Legal News
Michigan leader for youth justice receives a national honor

January 2021

ProPublica

Judges Are Locking Up Children for Noncriminal Offenses Like Repeatedly Disobeying Their Parents and Skipping School

December 2020

Detroit Free Press

Lawmakers approve expungement of first-time DUIs, automatic record clearing for juveniles

December 2020
 

Detroit News

Opinion: Juvenile mistakes shouldn't stay on record forever

December 2020

Bridge Michigan

Opinion | Free Michigan’s young people from unjust debt

October 2020

WDET

Juvenile Court Fees Burden Families, Provide Limited Revenue
October 2020

 

News 21

LGBTQ youth confront inconsistent, unreliable patterns of incarceration

August 2020
 

News 21
‘I can’t breathe’: Hidden abuse in some private detention centers

August 2020

MLIVE

MichMash: Michigan’s methods for treating juveniles unique among states

August 2020

AJC

Judge tells jailed girl ‘You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be’ for not doing homework

July 2020

New York Times
Judge Declines to Release Girl, 15, Held for Skipping Online Schoolwork

July 2020

BET
Supporters Emerge To Help Free Michigan Black Teen Incarcerated For Not Completing Online Schoolwork

July 2020

ProPublica

A Teenager Didn’t Do Her Online Schoolwork. So a Judge Sent Her to Juvenile Detention
July 2020

WWMT
Justice Group Calls for Closure of Kalamazoo Facility

May 2020

Bridge Michigan

Opinion: Reducing youth incarceration can help curtail spread of coronavirus

April 2020

Legal News

Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency is renamed Michigan Center for Youth Justice

January 2020
 

News Break

Troubleshooter: U-M Alumna Spearheads Center for Youth Justice

January 2020

Legal News

Social Worker plays key role at youth justice center

January 2020
 

WXYZ
Spotlight On The News

November 2019

Mining Journal
360 Program reduces recidivism

December 2019
 

Detroit News

Opinion: Whitmer, let’s build on success for youth justice

November 2019

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MCYJ Executive Director, Jason Smith, talks about residential reform, the COVID-19 crisis and youth justice, the need for better data, and more.

April 2021

 

This Is the Situation Podcast​

Jason Smith talks with Big Bro B about youth justice, opportunities for youth, removing barriers, and more.

July 2021

 

Mirs News Podcast

Jason Smith talks about residential reform, the COVID-19 crisis and youth justice, the need for better data, and more.

June 2021

Mirs News Podcast
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The Craig Fahle Show on Deadline Detroit
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Jason Smith talks about residential reforms that began following the tragic death of a youth who resided at a Child Caring Institution, workgroups led by MDHHS to work on these reforms, and more.

April 2021

WKZO: An Interview on Juvenile Records Bills SB 681 & 682
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Former Executive Director, Mary King, talks to Ken Lanphear of WKZO about the importance of getting Senate Bills 681 and 682 passed for better protections for juvenile records, and for justice-impacted youth to have an automatic set-aside process. 

December 2020

Juvenile Court Fees Burden Families, Provide Limited Revenue
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Director of Youth Justice Policy, Jason Smith, talks to Tia Graham about court-imposed fines and fees for Michigan's justice-involved youth.

October 2020

WKZO: Organization Joins Calls to Close
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Executive Director, Mary King, speaks with Ken Lanphear of WKZO Radio on the calls to close Lakeside Academy, a residential facility for youth. The call for closure follows shortly after a resident, Cornelius Frederick, died after being restrained for throwing a sandwich at a staff member.

Bills to “raise the age” for automatic adult prosecution head to governor’s desk
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Both chambers of the Michigan Legislature have approved bills that would stop the state from automatically treating 17-year-olds arrested for a crime as adults. Jason Smith, the Director of Youth Justice Policy, shares what this legislation will mean for young people across the state if Governor Whitmer signs it into law.

Beyond the Headlines – Detroit – Episode 27
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MCYJ's Jason Smith was interviewed by Beyond the Headlines Podcast and discussed the Youth Behind Bars report, Raise the Age, and more. 
October 2020